Anand Jon acts as own attorney in sexual-assault case
Beverly Hills fashion designer Anand Jon Alexander has dropped his high-powered team of defense lawyers and begun acting as his own attorney in the run-up to his sentencing next month on sexual- assault charges.
Alexander told Superior Court Judge David S. Wesley on Monday that he is seeking more materials from prosecutors before his Aug. 31 sentencing.
The Indian-born designer, who goes by the professional name Anand Jon, was convicted last year of raping one woman and sexually assaulting six other girls and young women. The charges carry a mandatory term of life in prison. Alexander, 35, also faces sexual-assault charges in New York and Texas.
-- Jack Leonard